DO YOU HAVE your own house? is it important for you?
October 27, 2017 7:43am CST
hello i live in japan and i am married with a japanese woman. she is a teacher too. we just built our new house by a nice company.. it takes much money of course but i think having your own house is the greatest thing in my life. i come home after work and my home is the best place which gives me %100 relaxing.. how about you guys? do you have your own house, is it important ?, how hard to have your own house in your country?
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• Mangalore, India
Hi it is good to know some details about your wife and your house. I agree that owning a house gives you security . We have our own house bought 21 years ago . We bought a very old house with a large garden and got the house renovated twice . It is not perfect because renovation has it's limitations but I love my house and garden Is that your house in the picture , if so it s beautiful..
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yes it is one of the important necessities in life,house is not just an asset,it is a shelter..it does not matter if it is nice or not big or small as long as the people who lives their calls it HOME not a house alone,,it is only a structure
• United States
I think for myself I would not want my own house. I live in Ny and i rent a nice 2 bedroom that brings me all the comforts I could dream of. If the roof must be repaired the owner does it. I have known people that have their own houses. the cost involved is something I would not want ever. I can't begin to tell you how people have houses where they can't afford to pay heat for. when I hear of people freezing I am thankful for the heat my landlord provides.
• Momence, Illinois
@japanesesamurai Way to much noise, I once lived in a really nice apartment, I was on the 3rd floor. Someone on the 1st floor was a hoarder and the smell was horrendous. They got kicked out of there thankfully, you could hardly breath the smell was so bad.
• United States
We lived in apartments until about 5 years ago - then we got our own house. My husband didn't want any more money going to "rent" because that money goes nowhere. Out here renting is very expensive . . . and so is a house mortgage. But we bought at a time where prices and interest rates were very low - we lucked out. However, this is a small house - not our dream house - and it's not in the best of areas. We are very pleased that we "own" a house though, at least it is building up equity - the values of homes have gone way up since we bought this one.
• United States
@japanesesamurai The thing is it isn't easy for everyone to qualify for such a loan/mortgage, especially with the housing market being sky high here in Southern California (compared to most of the nation). I do think it is better to own - at least your money goes into an investment - whereas renting a place makes money for someone else.
That's my dream and goal to build my own house and for my mom. We don't own a house but we live in my mother's parent's house. Both my grandparents already passed away and we are the one who stayed in their house. I know someday my mom, aunt and my uncle will going to fight to sell the house. Good luck to us.
I agree with you. I rent so therefore I pray that we can stay here as long as we want and that our landlord will be around many years so we can stay. I would love to have owned my own place but it has not been in the cards. I am envious of you. Is that your home in the picture? It is lovely.